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Definition of "draws" []

  • To cause (a person or thing) to move towards or away by pulling (verb)
  • To bring, take, or pull (something) out, as from a drawer, holster, etc (verb)
  • To extract or pull or take out (verb)
  • To take (liquid) out of a cask, keg, tank, etc, by means of a tap (verb)
  • To move, go, or proceed, esp in a specified direction (verb)
  • To attract or elicit (verb)
  • To cause to flow (verb)
  • To depict or sketch (a form, figure, picture, etc) in lines, as with a pencil or pen, esp without the use of colour; delineate (verb)
  • To make, formulate, or derive (verb)
  • To write (a legal document) in proper form (verb)
  • To suck or take in (air, liquid, etc) (verb)
  • To induce or allow a draught to carry off air, smoke, etc (verb)
  • To take or receive from a source (verb)
  • To earn (verb)
  • To write out (a bill of exchange or promissory note) (verb)
  • To choose at random (verb)
  • To reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die (verb)
  • To shape (a sheet of metal or glass) by rolling, by pulling it through a die, or by stretching (verb)
  • To bend (a bow) by pulling the string (verb)
  • To steep (tea) or (of tea) to steep in boiling water (verb)
  • To disembowel (verb)
  • To cause (pus, blood, etc) to discharge from an abscess or wound (verb)
  • (of two teams, contestants, etc) to finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc; tie (verb)
  • To keep leading a suit in order to force out (all outstanding cards) (verb)
  • To cause (the cue ball) to spin back after a direct impact with another ball by applying backspin when making the stroke (verb)
  • To search (a place) in order to find wild animals, game, etc, for hunting (verb)
  • To cause (a golf ball) to move with a controlled right-to-left trajectory or (of a golf ball) to veer gradually from right to left (verb)
  • To deliver (the stone) gently (verb)
  • (of a vessel) to require (a certain depth) in which to float (verb)
  • The act of drawing (noun)
  • A sum of money advanced to finance anticipated expenses (noun)
  • An event, occasion, act, etc, that attracts a large audience (noun)
  • A raffle or lottery (noun)
  • Something taken or chosen at random, as a ticket in a raffle or lottery (noun)
  • A contest or game ending in a tie (noun)
  • A small natural drainage way or gully (noun)
  • A defect found in metal castings due to the contraction of the metal on solidification (noun)
  • Plural form of draw. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of draw. (verb)

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Use "draws" in a sentence
  • "The term draws its name from a 1970 Supreme Court ruling that said a defendant could plead guilty while asserting his innocence."
  • "The term draws upon Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection, where competition between individual organisms drives biological evolutionary change (speciation) through the survival of the fittest."
  • "The conclusion Darwin draws is obvious: "the individuals of the vegetable world may be considered as inferior or less perfect animals" (I, 73)."